Riley Piper is Chevy sales rep from Parkway Chevrolet in Tomball, TX and he attended the C8 Dealer Training Academy this week at Spring Mountain. He posted a video with photos and PDR footage of his experience driving the 2020 Corvette Stingray for the first time, and he also shares a ton of new information about the car.
We understand that Chevrolet limited the youtube guys with a ban on taking video at the track, but Riley says he got permission to show the PDR footage. Chevrolet may say otherwise so watch it now in case it has to come down.
It looks like the video has been taken down, which really sucks because we learned a lot from Riley’s visit to Spring Mountain. We understand that the C8 Corvettes at Spring Mountain are CTF cars (Captured Test Fleet) and therefore they can’t be used for any kind of marketing or advertising, shown at car shows, or used for promotional purposes. But this is really a lost opportunity for Chevrolet to have their dealers show off the new Stingray to their fans.
In the now-deleted video, Riley shared the PDR videos from an autocross course that was set up. I don’t quite remember the exact numbers, but they first had Riley run the course in a C7 Corvette and he completed it in roughly 43 seconds. He immediately switched to the C8 Corvette and he finished the course in the 30s (again, I don’t remember the exact numbers but it was shockingly faster than the C7). Riley also showed PDR video from a lead/follow sessions as well.
From RP PRoductions via YouTube:
My review and opinions on the all-new 2020 C8 Corvette! It was a huge honor and privilege to be chosen to represent my dealership, Parkway Chevrolet, at the 2020 Corvette Dealer Training at Spring Mountain Raceway in Pahrump, Nevada. I learned an incredible amount of information on this car and I can’t wait until you guys get to experience a C8 in person.
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